Say What?

By Angela DiTerlizzi; Joey Chou (Illustrator)
(Beach Lane Books, Hardcover, 9781416986942, 32pp.)

Publication Date: July 12, 2011

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With an interactive text and bright, playful illustrations, explore what baby animals really mean when they make their adorable baby animal sounds.

When a lion says ROAR,

does he really mean MORE?

When a cow says MOO,

does she really mean YOU?

How do we know what animals say when they say what they say with their sounds everyday? With an interactive text and bright, playful illustrations, Angela DiTerlizzi and Joey Chou explore what baby animals really mean when they make their adorable baby animal sounds.

About the Author

Angela DiTerlizzi is the author of Say What? illustrated by Joey Chou, and the Adventure in Meno picture book series, which she created with her husband, bestselling S&S author Tony DiTerlizzi. She, Tony, and their young daughter divide their time between Florida and western Massachusetts.

Praise For Say What?

"After reading Say What? kids will be yelling, ‘Roar!' For those who don’t speak Lion, this translates to, “More!” - Lane Smith, New York Times bestselling author/illustrator and co-creator of the Caldecott

Honor-winning classic, The Stinky Cheese Man

"For preschoolers who enjoy language play, this opens up whole new opportunities for communication."--Kirkus Reviews

“When an author says ‘Wonderful,’ does she really mean, ‘I wish I’d thought of it!’? You betcha! This is the perfect toddler book.”—Jane Yolen, author of the New York Times bestselling How Do Dinosaurs? series

"DiTerlizzi's jazzy verse translations of animal sounds work his imagination free rein."

--Publishers Weekly

"With bright, vivid colors, endearing animals, and plenty of delightful details, this picture book is sure to find an appreciative audience."--School Library Journal

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